| May 5, 2013
Fifty miles north of San Francisco, straddling U.S. Highway 101, sits Santa Rosa, former home of Charles M. Schulz and the gang from "Peanuts." From the highway, as you boom past at 70 mph, Santa Rosa appears to be just another somewhere on the way to...
| May 29, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Every picture tells a story. In Paul Natkin's world, sometimes multiple stories.
Take, for example, his portrait of the Rolling Stones' Keith Richards. It's all there: the smirk, the skull ring, the cigarette butt in his right hand. And, yeah, he's...
| May 31, 2013
| 11:49 AM
He may not be taking on the Red Baron in this one, but Snoopy may soon be seen on the back of some California cars.
The state Assembly passed a bill Thursday that would establish a Snoopy license plate to benefit California museums.
AB 482, introduced...
| Jun 7, 2013
No comic strip was more in touch with American pop culture in the 20th century than "Peanuts," drawn and written by the late, towering and much-revered cartoonist Charles Schulz. That his daily strip, so filled with unflinching sarcasm and childish wiles,...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 4:44 PM
Not having school during the summer months doesn’t HAVE to mean that your kids get to drive you nuts.
Keep the little rugrats busy with some summertime theater.
Here’s a roundup of shows in South Florida aimed at children…of all...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Dean Corey’s victory lap as one of Southern California’s top music impresarios will be an interdisciplinary undertaking in which the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, which he’s led since 1993, will present Ludwig van Beethoven in a...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 2:35 PM
The Seminole State College Fine Arts Theatre will host a Fringe Festival veteran and premiere a new adaptation of the classic Greek play "Lysistrata" during its season. Bobbie Bell has given "Lysistrata" a groovy "make love, not war" vibe.
| Aug 23, 2013
| 8:42 AM
One of the saddest casualties of the digital age is the physical newspaper. For me, one of the saddest parts of that larger loss is the likely end of the age of comic strips.
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal,...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 6:17 PM
Created bronze sculptures on display across U.S.
Jim Brothers, 72, a Kansas artist whose bronze sculptures are on display in the nation's capital and at historical monuments around the country, died Tuesday at his home in Lawrence, Kan.,...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:34 AM
"Charles M. Schulz: Pop Culture in Peanuts": This is your last week to enjoy Charlie Brown, Lucy, Snoopy and the rest, as the popular exhibit at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood (1650 Harrison St.) remains up Tuesday through Sept. 8. $10,...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:59 AM
Good grief, Charlie Brown's pet beagle, Snoopy, may get his own license plate if another Mr. Brown approves.
The state Senate this week gave its approval to a bill that would allow the California Cultural and Historical Endowment to use the revenue from...